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Driving with a partner offers income, lifestyle opportunities

It's no secret why team driving is attractive to the young and ambitious in trucking: income opportunity is high in the right operation. On the flip side, it's also a refuge for second-career empty-nesters looking to enjoy life.

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The undeclared war on owner-operators

Reclassification, hours of service rules, increased equipment costs and state and local regulations on idling, parking and noise are smothering the owner-operator, writes Greg Fulton.

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Weighing in on the hours changes

Reader response to the hours changes that went into effect July 1 show operational limitations, with implications for revenue.

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Data analysis use to predict …. driver happiness?

FleetRisk Advisors' predictive analysis engine -- think of it as the Moneyball approach to carrier risk management -- can help carriers reduce turnover, the company says; we've got some ideas on that score, too. . .

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The California challenge

Operators of pre-2007 trucks who currently operate in California have some tough choices coming with CARB's truck emissions rules -- here are some ways to think about them to help navigate.

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Long live the owner-operator!

Is the owner-operator a dying breed? Voices responding to the question posed on the Overdrive Extra blog suggest a shift in profitability toward short-haul niches.

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Hauling expedited — in a Nissan?

Morris Finley hauls expedited freight (mostly auto parts destined for final air leg to assembly plants) in and around Nashville, Tenn., in a 2012 two-skid-capable Nissan NV2500 high-top cargo van.

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What a difference a decade makes

Those of you who’ve been in the business for even 10 years know that a lot has changed.

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Major owner-operator carrier reports record income

That's good news for independent contractors, considering Landstar is the nation's largest owner-operator carrier.

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Landstar report a good sign for owner-operators

If earnings at Landstar System, the nation’s largest owner-operator carrier, are any indication, owner-operators are having a better year than they did in 2010.

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